Whether your dream is to advance the field of avionics, design clean energy wind farms, or create new assistive technology so people can live more active lives, St. Ambrose has a program that can make your dream reality.

Our graduates work at ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Company, Genesis Health System, NASA, Boeing Charleston, Deere & Company, and Land O'Lakes.

Read more about our programs:

Bachelor of Science in Mechnical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Ambrose Advantages

  • Research and Design Experience
  • Small Classes and Caring Faculty
  • State-of-the-art Lab Facilities

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Jodi with robotic arm and students

Engineering at SAU emphasizes critical thinking and communication skills. Mix that with our strong foundation in the liberal arts, high academic and professional standards, out-of-classroom experiences, and faculty who are focused on you, and you graduate with all the skills you need to succeed.

Read the Fall 2018 Engineering Newsletter

Engineering and Theatre
A perfect partnership

In Spring 2017, the Engineering and Theatre departments at St. Ambrose University worked together to create windows used in the production of Richard III. The new CNC router made the intricate designs possible and added a higher quality to the scenery of the production.


Both the Mechanical and Industrical Engineering programs at St. Ambrose University are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (

Student Learning Outcomes

Students should have:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Jodi Prosise, PhD, Assoc. Professor, Chair

Andrew Lutz, PhD, Asst. Professor
Robert Mitchell, PhD, Professor
Michael Opar, PhD, Professor
Mohammad Rahdar, PhD, Asst. Professor
Rebecca Romatoski, PhD, Asst. Profesor
Yunye Shi, PhD, Asst. Professor
Susa Stonedahl, PhD, Assoc. Professor


Ashley Nelson

Bachelor of Science in Biology,Class of 2014

We have roughly 150 biology majors, which means our faculty can give students personal attention and guidance. Many of our undergraduate programs are intentionally designed to give you an exceptional foundation for medical programs. We do all we can to help you explore – and reach your goals – just as we did with Ashley.

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Jodi Prosise, PhD, Chairperson

Engineering and Physics Department
Hayes Hall
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 27 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!